I do appreciate the Internet and its myriad of functions: information repository, social interaction facilitation, avenues for marketing, selling, buying, etc. But there are a few things that get on my nerves. Spam is a big irritation. I do like Spam, in a frying pan cooked crispy, but not in my inbox or as a comment to one of my blogs. Granted, spam filters help a great deal, but when one gets through, it always seems to be the most offensive piece of junk imaginable. I can’t imagine anyone sells anything by the use of spam.
There’s a lot of advertising on the web. Advertising has it’s place, but I hate it when it’s forced on me. Like when I open a web page and suddenly the entire page is blocked by an add. Or that annoying little add that slides over from one side or the other, blocking half the article, it just rude. On Facebook, if you play Scrabble like I do with a couple of friends, after you play a round with one, an add will pop up that you can’t close right away, you have to listen to it, again, rude. And I also hate it when you click on a link only to discover you can’t read the content because you don’t subscribe to the page. And I don’t like opinion polls that insist on an email address, yes, I understand they are trying to insure you’re not a spammer, but I already get too much junk in my inbox.
And then there are the scams and the abusers. I’ve had friends battle fakers who assume their Facebook persona, I still don’t understand what that gets anyone. Lastly, while I do love Facebook and most of the threads friends and families post, I don’t like how Facebook seems to randomly decide that some threads will go out to everyone, and others seem to go nowhere, and they constantly change the news feed, tweaking things that don’t need to be tweaked. And did you know that they use us as guinea pigs? http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/08/facebook-messes-our-emotions That’s creepy.
Ok, that’s my rant for the day, I feel better. Any anyone else want to add theirs?